The speed limit on Cottage Avenue is going to go up by a third. That's because state law requires cities to set the actual posted speed within 5 mph of how fast 85 percent of the vehicles travel on roads they use radar for the enforcement of speed. The speed limit is currently 30 mph. The posted speed will need to be changed to 40 mph according to city staff based on a citywide speed ...
Jack Miller - a coach and teacher lauded for his "pay-it-forward attitude" - is being inducted into the Manteca Hall of Fame.
The Internet. To those who make a living hawking everything from toilet paper to second-hand upper end purses by the mere stroke of a key, it is sacred grounds for American capitalism. In their eyes it succeeds because it is a vibrant home of low regulation and low taxes. True, but that is the same reason why the black market and bartering are so profitable. Even legitimate marijuana growers in Colorado will discover the high ...
Ripon's elected leaders may vote to take a stand for the third time since 2008 on South San Joaquin Irrigation District's effort to lower power rates in the community by 15 percent.
Moffat Boulevard between Austin Road and Woodward Avenue will be widened to four lanes under a $2.6 million plan to secure employment centers in the first phase of the 1,050-acre Austin Road Business Park. Ramps at the Austin Road and Highway 99 interchange would be widened including allowing the southbound off ramp to 99 to have two left turn lanes and a right turn lane. There would also be traffic signals at the off ramps. ...
Pundits - and editorial cartoonists - are having a field day over Congress' decision to restore funding for air traffic controllers while letting programs such as Headstart for low-income kids and Meals on Wheels for shut-in senior citizens take federal budget hits.
Bill and Lucille Harris - champions in the tort reform movement, astute business people, and supporters of education - are being inducted into the Manteca Hall of Fame. Other members of the Class of 2013 are Jack Miller, athletics; Mike Henry, education; George Abdullah, Government; Greg Leland, education; Karl Konrad Wolf, health care; Randy Ernest Albertsen, athletics; and David Bricker, community service. Bill (who has passed away) and Lucille Harris were nominated for induction in ...
South San Joaquin Irrigation District has what much of California wants - water. Many urban water agencies and rural irrigation districts in the Golden State are clamoring for more water on the heels of this week's announcement that the Sierra snowpack is only at 17 percent of normal levels. The Sierra snowpack is essentially the state's largest water reservoir covering almost 40 percent of California's needs. "The phone has been ringing off the hook," noted ...
Downtown Manteca's transit station is on target for completion in June. Now all the station needs is Altamont Commuter Express passenger train service. And the earliest that could happen is 2018. "It (2018) is a pretty aggressive target," noted Stacey Mortensen, executive director for the San Joaquin Rail Commission. Mortensen said establishment of a target date was key to get those involved with the effort focused on the goal. She added Stanislaus County securing their ...
People need to stop having heart palpations over Cinco de Mayo celebrations. It is as an American observance as St. Patrick's Day. There is no "pure American" gene, so to speak, or ethnicity. Yes, the native Indians were here first but rest assured they didn't consider themselves to be residents of the United States of America when Europeans landed - including the Spanish - nor when the revolution allowed the split from the throne. That ...
Bonus bucks may start flowing again. Atherton Homes is volunteering to pay $1,068,000 to bolster Manteca police and fire staffing plus contribute $712,000 for the municipal general fund for one-time expenditures as part of a development agreement they are proposing to allow them to build 356 single family homes over the next five years in Southeast Manteca. Bonus bucks is the shorthand name given to the money paid per proposed home to assure sewer allocation ...
She's a single mom in her early 30s. She lives in an old farmhouse in an almond orchard five miles east of Manteca. The closest neighbor is a quarter mile of a way but the trees make it impossible to see their home.
Manteca has bumped Turlock to become the fifth largest city in the Northern San Joaquin Valley.
Extended camping – more than one night – in the Wal-Mart parking lot doesn't thrill some Manteca civic leaders.
Ripon added 129 residents during 2012 to make it the third fastest growing city in San Joaquin County.
Property tax receipts are rebounding for the second straight year in Manteca.
The attempt at a squeeze play may end soon on westbound Lathrop Road at Madison Grove Drive.
By DENNIS WYATT
By DENNIS WYATT
Do you drive a black car?
Manteca is being left less high and dry these days when it comes to unpaid municipal water bills.
I was upset two weeks ago when I went into the back yard and discovered a California pepper tree that had mushroomed to 30 feet in height in just five years had snapped.
Think American Dream and images of owning a single-family home pop up.
Manteca is exploring whether the city can outright ban solicitation of all types in Manteca's 54 municipal parks.
The folks who run the 157-year-old 5omerset Holdings have the patience of Job.
LATHROP - What's the "coolest" building in Lathrop?
Why are we free?
There was a time when Manteca's leaders dreamed of landing employers in the same genre of PeopleSoft, AT&T and LSI Logic to power the city's economic engine.
So you have no problem with government data mining.
Get ready for a new McMansion Era in Manteca.